Queen Elizabeth II - Ottawa
Unveiling of Statue of Oscar Peterson Followed by a Walkabout – Public Event
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the National Arts Centre – one of Canada’s foremost showcases for the performing arts – to honour Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson.
The Queen unveils a life-sized bronze statue of the late jazz pianist, crafted by Canadian sculptor Ruth Abernethy.
Oscar Peterson played for audiences around the globe, including The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh during the 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations in Toronto.